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DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Local News, UGC and Professionals: Evidence from Citizen Journalism

Abstract:  User generated content is increasingly substituting content created by professionals. Local news that is generated by citizen journalists could be a promising way of supporting the struggling newspaper industry by reducing costs for ...

26.03.2020| Jörg Claussen, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Optimal Benefit-Based Corporate Income Tax

Abstract:   I derive an optimal benefit-based corporate tax rate formula as a function of the public input elasticity of profits and the (net of) tax elasticity of profits. I argue that the existence of the corporate income tax should be ...

28.02.2020| Simon Naitram, University of the West Indies, Barbados
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Can Machine Learning Improve Prescribing?

Abstract:  Antibiotic misuse due to prescribing under diagnostic uncertainty is a leading driver of antibiotic resistance. We investigate the magnitude and mechanisms by which machine learning predictions can enable policies that reduce ...

14.02.2020| Hannes Ullrich
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Industry Conversion Tables for German Firm-Level Data

In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-09-21] | Steffi Dierks, Alexander Schiersch, Jan Stede
Diskussionspapiere 1843 / 2020

Merger Efficiency Gains: Evidence from a Large Transport Merger in France

Many industries are seeing an increase in concentration, leading to a discussion on the effectiveness of horizontal merger enforcement. The policy debate shows that one of the key arguments put forward when supporting potential mergers is the ...

2020| Ariane Charpin, Joanna Piechuka
Diskussionspapiere 1849 / 2020

Testing the Superstar Firm Hypothesis

The superstar firms model provides a compelling explanation for two simultaneously occurring phenomena: the rise of concentration in industries and the fall of labor shares. Our empirical analysis confirms two of the underlying assumptions of the ...

2020| Alexander Schiersch, Caroline Stiel
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Determinants of Ownership Changes in the Market for Diabetes

Abstract:  This paper investigates the determinants of ownership changes of drug candidates in one of the most important current pharma markets —the market for diabetes. We in particular look at how do the competitive circumstances, ...

20.12.2019| Jan Malek
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

State-owned Firms and Payout Policy - Evidence from German Municipal Firms

This study investigates the payout policy of state-owned municipal firms. Based on insights from agency theory we derive an empirically testable model based on Lintner's corporate dividend policy model accounting for the characteristics of state ...

22.11.2019| Astrid Cullmann, DIW Berlin & TU Berlin
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Choosing between Explicit Cartel Formation and Tacit Collusion – An Experiment

Abstract: Antitrust authorities try to detect and sanction existing cartels and hinder the formation of new ones. Firms nevertheless try to collude while avoiding sanctions, for example by colluding tacitly instead of explicitly forming a cartel. In ...

08.11.2019| Maximilian Andres, University of Potsdam
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Performance, Competition and Corporate Social Responsibility in Organisations

Abstract: We examine experimentally the impact of corporate social responsibility techniques on individuals’ performance and willingness to compete. Our baseline treatment adopts the Niederle-Vesterlund (2007) paradigm whereby individuals ...

13.09.2019| Michaelis Drouvelis, University of Birmingham
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